This project is an exploration into how chance influences the design process. Instead of carefully composing the pattern for each bowl, we developed a system for randomly selecting and applying colored shards and thin glass strings to the outer layer of the molten glass. It’s a perfect balance between engineering and Japanese Wabi-Sabi. We embrace the random elements of the glassblowing process and use color to amplify the effects of its unruly viscosity and flow. As the colors melt into the liquefied body of the glass, they warp and twist to give every piece its own unexpected and unique composition. We want each vessel to feel intimate, not mass-produced.
Lucky Break is dedicated to composer, visual artist, and mycologist John Cage.
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For our latest project, the Lucky Break drinking glass, we’ve been exploring chance and asking the question, “can we use chance as a tool in the design process?”
At some point during our development of the Saturn Rocks Glass, we realized that we didn't fully understand the why the original Saturn Wine Glasses work as well as they do. For the longest time, we thought it was just the ledge that kept our glass from spilling, but it turns out it is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. Somewhere around version 5 of the our new rocks glass, we had to fully analyze the physics of our wine glasses, and here's what we found.
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